Intermediality is often considered as a modern form of art in which several forms of media or performance are brought together.
But can older and more traditional ways of art also be considered as intermedial, and how?
Waterhouse also refers to other parts of the poem with his use of colour.
For example, earlier in the poem Tennyson has described how beautiful the Lady is.
The viewer who already knows the poem, will instantly recognise the meaning of those fabrics.
The viewer who has not read the poem will start thinking about it and might discover the meaning in the process.
Waterhouse puts emphasis on this by giving the river, the trees and the sky grey and dark colours and the Lady and her fabrics in the boat bright and outstanding colours.
The Lady herself wears a white dress and gold necklace, and almost seems to be a source of light herself.
They often sought inspiration in British literature like Shakespeare and the stories about King Arthur, or poets like Keats and Tennyson.
 Waterhouse got his inspiration from the same place, and also painted a lot about Ancient Mythology.